Hello! Thanks for popping by to my blog. Today has been a busy work day and then trying to increase my steps I did a little you tube video… I say did, but only actually managed half of it before exhaustion hit again.
Tonight the plan is to sort out my hair as I anticipate not getting it done until April as not just lockdown (should have been there last week) but also my hairdresser is expecting a baby in a few weeks so she won’t be considering hairdresser work for a few months to come. Will let you know how the teenager and I get on with dyeing my hair tomorrow !
Today I have a set of 6 inchies for you which I made for the UK stampers forum blog. I actually used them with leftover from the coins I made for my Facebook swap.
Once chopped into 1 inch squares i edged them with the sepia ink and then used a piece of card I had painted with the Guacamole paint to stamp the butterflies from an Indigo Blue stamp set. I then fussy cut each and added them to the inchies.
I decided to add some glossy accents to the body for each to make them dimensional and, well, glossy!
We are back to swapping again this month over at my Facebook group. This month I chose the prompt of “art” and this is what I came up with…
I went for a painty background using lots of different Paperartsy fresco finish paints and a brayer and stamps and a stencil and modelling paste and embossing powder… Yes I pretty much used everything! 😄
Then for the focal image I used the Indigo Blu paint tubes and cut them out. I added a layer of the glittery washi tape and then added the paint tube image.
Love how these came out and how sparkly the washing tape is to create a special layer which works with the gold embossing.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone else makes.
Today I’m sharing the twinchies I made for the Time coin swap participants last month… I went for a masterboard and made lots of twinchies from this.I used Paperartsy fresco finish paints and Indigo Blu stamps.Then I cut it up into the twinchies…Next I added some doodled edges and embossed the sentiment.Then I added a shrink plastic embellishment of a clock/pocket watch to each one.I used a mix of black and white shrink plastic to create different effects.Happy crafting!Catherine
I’m a little later in the month than usual for blogging these coins but here are the coins I’ve made for the swap group I run on Facebook. The theme this month is to interpret this quote…
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin
So here is what I made…
I used Paperartsy fresco finish paints to created the background wih Indigo Blu stamps and then added the stamped dragonfly wings using white embossing. Next I added the clocks which I had stamped on the paper I had wiped off paint and then coated with clear embossing.
I added some treasure gold around the edges of both the coin and the clockfaces.
Once adhered into place I added some sprinkles from an Artful Days Goodie box on one side of the clock, and the dripped copper acrylic ink on the other side. Once that was dry I added drips of the black gesso and some splashes and then the sentiment.
Today I’ve got 5 ATC’s to share with you with the theme of Nautical. They were made for a Facebook swap in a group I am in. I’m excited to see what comes back from others too.
This first one started as a piece of map that I added some acrylic paint to. I then added some stamping to it using a Hot Picks Paperartsy stamp which features a fish.
I added this paper to a plain background and added some sewing along the edge to add some texture and made sure it was adhered. Then along the other side I added some iridescent medium through a stencil that looks like bubbles.
The next one has some of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap on it and some of the opal magic art alchemy paint underneath. This gives part of the card some sheen which is lovely.
I added the word travel through a stencil using modelling paste which provides some nice texture.
The feature image is the lovely fish from Indigo Blu and then I layered the paper onto another painted paper and then onto a black gessoed card.
Next are two lighthouse ATCs … this first one is distress oxides on a map and then the stamps from Creative Stamping magazine. These were added onto a piece of paper which had some gelli printing bits on it too.
The second one is also distress oxides as a base but also some netting and machine sewing. I love all the layers and soft finish to the image and colour.
Finally a sepia one… book print onto some cardstock and plenty of distress inks. Then added a little painting with cracked pistachio distress oxide onto the boat.
Also added sewing to this too and some white gel pen.
Hi there and happy fathers day to all the dads (and the single parents who have to do twice the work!!!).
Firstly I have the fathers day card I made for my hubby … the best dad I could wish to raise our daughter with!
And if you think it looks familiar… it is actually using the bits I created as part of the crafty session on Tuesday.
I did change it up from the original a bit with the heat embossed heart, the additional panel to frame and the stamping on the side. But otherwise it is the brushos background and the Indigo Blu bare forest stamp.
I also didn’t get round to making exactly the same as the samples. In fact I’ve so far made one ATC and am part way through finishing a couple of cards off too!
Here is the ATC!
I used the green torn paper from the hot air balloon card and the car from the painted card to create this. I just added some sewing and some texture paste through a stencil … oh and some raffle ticket bits too.
Love how this came out. I also added some blue and yellow neocolour to the edges and then some black ink.
I did finish one card in class… I only changed it a bit from the sample with a different focal stamp.